The faculty and staff are grateful for the time volunteers are able to spend at our St. Vincent de Paul School. Your willingness to share both your time and talent has had a profound and lasting impact. Volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul School are essential in helping to fulfill our mission of being a faith-centered Catholic school that promotes academic achievement and spiritual development for our students and families. Every year, parents and other volunteers spend hundreds of hours of their time making sure that ongoing needs such as setting up the lunchroom or assisting on the playground and special events such as the auction are fully staffed.
You can make a difference in the life of a child, including your own, by VOLUNTEERING. We ask that all families give a time commitment of 35 hours of service time (17.5 for single parents) to the school and parish. Hours can be recorded on the form sent in the communication envelope. A link is also provided in the menu to the right.
Please note that all volunteers are required to have completed the following:
- Background check
- Archdiocese of Seattle’s Safe Environment Program Training/Update
- Signed Volunteer Agreement.
Be part of the school community. Be active in your child’s education. Be supportive of the teachers and staff.
How to Volunteer?
There are many volunteer opportunities at St. Vincent de Paul. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, the items listed below. Contact information is given for most.
Do you love art? Each homeroom needs a parent (or two) to teach art lessons using our art docent materials once a month.
During our Open House (last weekend in January), we look for volunteers to assist with greeting visitors and serving coffee and donuts. Contact Mrs. Stewart
Many teachers rely on volunteers to assist them in the classroom. Contact your child’s teacher for information
This is seasonal for each sport. Coaches are needed for our CYO sports program. Contact Barbara Brooks
We occasionally need volunteers to assist as chaperones for field trips. Look for notice in the communication envelope.
The day before the last day of school, we plan a variety of activities for students. We can use volunteers to supervise such activities as volleyball, badminton, a hair salon (for crazy styles), or kickball. Look for notice in the communication envelope.
The grounds around the school can occasionally use weeding or sprucing up. This can be done at any time. Contact Mrs. Stewart for more information.
In June, volunteers are needed to help set up for the graduation breakfast the day before graduations. Help is also needed on graduation day to assist with the breakfast in the morning and at the reception in the evening. Contact Mrs. Stewart
In the spring we do health screenings for vision and hearing. Look for notice in the communication envelope. Contact Mrs. Stewart for information.
Provide treats and drinks for Parents Association meetings and other events/activities as needed. Contact Mrs. Stewart
In the spring, there is a dance from 7-10pm for grades 7 and 8. Contact Miss Rickard or look for notice in the communication envelope.
Provide assistance in the lunchroom by helping children open lunches and cleaning tables. Contact Mrs. Stewart
Twice a year students in grades 5-8 run a timed mile during PE class. Volunteers are needed to walk to and from Federal Way Stadium and assist with timing. Contact Mrs. Taylor
Be the “go-to” person for a family that is new to our school. Contact them early in the year to welcome them and answer questions they may have. Keep in contact during the year. Contact Mrs. Stewart
Several times a year, Penny’s Park needs to be cleaned up (bark swept/redistributed, driveway/walkway swept). Contact Mrs. Stewart
A couple of times a year, we serve a special pizza lunch. Mrs. Wolf looks for volunteers to pick up the pizzas at Costco and to serve the lunch. Contact Mrs. Wolf
We need people who can commit to a day/time to sell RaiseRight giftcards in the office (8:15-8:45 or 2:45-3:15) daily or on the 1st/3rd weekend of each month after Mass. Contact Mrs. Stewart
On Thursday of Holy Week, each classroom celebrates a Seder Meal. We look for help in shopping for and preparing the supplies for the meal. Contact Mrs. Stewart
Coordinate and plan treats for teachers and staff to show our appreciation for them. Possible times could include conference week in November or Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Contact Mrs. Stewart